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If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from the literature, it’s that when making a clinical diagnosis, there is very rarely a ‘sure thing.’ ... So, do we abandon clinical testing and provide a generic intervention for ‘non-specific hip pain’? … I hope I just heard a resounding ‘NO’!
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Let’s change the dialogue with our patients and with our colleagues, to find a way forward that does not deny the importance of controlling sustained loads in musculoskeletal conditions but also does not sentence our patients to a lifetime of chasing the enigma of ‘good posture’.
How often have you seen patients who've developed anterior hip pain after taking up ‘power walking’ or walking with taller/faster walkers? The good news is, simple advice around reducing stride length can often have a rapid and marked impact on pain. Useful cues to reduce hip loads and hip pain in walking and running ...
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So often the focus is on the posterior and/or lateral elements of the muscular support system for the hip... Yes, it's very important to address impairments in gluteus maximus and the hip abductor muscle synergy, but don't forget the hip flexors. Find out why ...
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High-quality standardised measures allow us to compare outcomes not only across time for an individual but benchmark important features of health against others. In this blog, we look at a great framework for measuring outcomes and some tools specific for measuring outcomes of treatment of hip and groin pain.
By arming ourselves with a good foundation of knowledge, enhanced with a healthy dose of clinical reasoning, we provide ourselves the best opportunity to provide a high-quality, evidence-informed approach to management of musculoskeletal pain. In this blog, I ask you to reflect on your own journey of professional development and provide a range of PD tips.
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